2020 GMC Yukon and Yukon Denali Changes and Release Date

2020 GMC Yukon front view

The new generation of the popular full-size SUV is in the final stage of development and should hit the market next year as the 2020 GMC Yukon. As you probably know, GM is overhauling its complete lineup of full-size trucks and SUVs. A new platform has been developed and first derivates can already be seen on the road.

Popular Silverado and Sierra truck have been redesigned and come with lots of improvements. The new SUV should come in the same way, featuring better comfort, driving characteristics, new styling, engines and much. Also, there are some brand-new tech features to come, including self-driving technologies.

2020 GMC Yukon

Of course, expect to see the SUV’s hi-end Denali version in the offer as well, with lots of standard equipment and a couple of unique styling details.

2020 GMC Yukon Redesign

The upcoming redesign is about to bring a lot of novelties. Of course, the most important is a new platform. Count on the GM’s new T1 platform, which debuted in the new Silverado and Sierra truck. This architecture is more modular compared to the previous one and should be able of underpinning mid-size models in the future as well. In the case of 2020 GMC Yukon, benefits will be numerous. The new platform will utilize lots of lightweight materials, so the new model will probably be for about 300 pounds lighter than its predecessor.

Also, count on many other design solutions that will provide better driving characteristics, more dynamics, better efficiency and overall driving experience. Another important novelty for the 2020 GMC Yukon is an independent rear suspension. Such design may limit off-road capabilities for a bit. On the other side, the vehicle will react to bumps much better, which guarantees significant improvements in terms of overall comfort. However, this feature probably wont’ be available in lower-grade trim levels.

2020 GMC Yukon side view

2020 GMC Yukon Styling

In terms of styling, we are about to see the application of GMC’s newest design language. In practice, this means the front end pretty similar to what we can see on the new Siera. The full-size truck came a couple of months ago and it features a completely new face. Some of the highlights are a reshaped, more angular grille which comes in a combination with narrower and more upright headlights, which are bordered with LED lighting. Also, there is a completely new bumper, which looks more massive and also comes with angular and much bigger for lights compartment. Rest of the truck will come with the novelties as well. Expect to see a familiar shape, but with a new rear end and numerous new details from the side.

2020 GMC Yukon Interior

Another aspect where we expect to see lots of improvements. The current model already comes with a pretty classy cabin, full of hi-quality materials. It is even on par with some premium SUVs of that size. On the other side, a big drawback is a very tight third row of seating. This is the aspect where we expect to see lots of improvements, thanks to the new platform. Of course, expect to see a redesigned dashboard, as well as a whole plethora of latest tech features.

2020 GMC Yukon interior

2020 GMC Yukon Engines

An interesting novelty for this redesign will be a new four-cylinder engine. An efficient 2.7-liter turbo inline-four is good for 310 horsepower and 348 pound-feet of torque. Rest of the lineup should remain the same.

Most of the models will feature a familiar 5.3-liter V8, which is good for about 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque and it probably won’t feature changes in terms of power.

Same goes for a bigger 6.2-liter unit, which is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

Finally, some reports suggest a diesel version in the offer as well. In this case, we should see a familiar 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit, which is good for about 280 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.

2020 GMC Yukon rear view

2020 GMC Yukon Denali Specs

Just like previous generation and other GMC models, this full-size SUV will come with the famous top-grade version in the offer. The 2020 GMC Yukon Denali will come with lots of exclusive features. Powered by a 6.2-liter V8, it will come with lots of unique visual details as well. An exclusive grille design, unique wheels and lots of chrome details are some of them. The interior will also come with a dose of distinctiveness. Unique color schemes, hi-end trim and plenty of standard features are guaranteed. Finally, a new independent rear suspension will definitely be a standard feature in 2020 GMC Yukon Denali.

2020 GMC Yukon Release Date and Price

The 2020 GMC Yukon will definitely come next year. So far, we can’t make some more precise predictions, but the latest reports suggest the third quarter of the next year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 50.000 dollars.

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  1. Can’t wait passed on the 2019 when a new generation was in site
    Sales people just love to push into things you don’t want

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